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will drink water; not a drop before: therefore bear up, and board 'em. Servant-monster, drink to me.
Trin. Servant-monster! the folly of this island ! They say there's but five upon this isle: we are three of them; if th' other two be brained like us, the state totters.
Ste. Drink, servant-monster, when I bid thee: thy eyes are almost set in thy head.
Trin. Where should they be set else ? he were a brave monster indeed, if they were set in his tail.
Ste. My man-monster hath drown'd his tongue in sack : for my part, the sea cannot drown me ; I swam, ere I could recover the shore, five and thirty leagues off and on. By this light, thou shalt be my lieutenant, monster, or my standard.
Trin. Your lieutenant, if you list; he's no standard.
Ste. We'll not run, Monsieur Monster.
Trin. Nor go neither ; but you 'll lie like dogs and yet say nothing neither.
Ste. Moon-calf, speak once in thy life, if thou beest a good moon-calf.
Cal. How does thy honour? Let me lick thy shoe. I'll not serve him; he is not valiant.
Trin. Thou liest, most ignorant monster : I am in case to justle a constable. Why, thou deboshed fish, thou, was there ever man a coward 30 that hath drunk so much sack as I to-day? Wilt thou tell a monstrous lie, being but half a fish and half a monster ?
3. bear up (a nautical phrase), 18. standard, standard-bearer. to put the helm up and keep a Trinculo in the next speech vessel off her course.
quibbles on 'stander.' 10. set, closed. Trinculo misunderstands.
29. deboshed, debauched.
Cal. Lo, how he mocks me! wilt thou let him, my
Trin. 'Lord' quoth he ! That monster should be such a natural !
Cal. Lo, lo, again ! bite him to death, I prithee.
Ste. Trinculo, keep a good tongue in your 40 head: if you prove a mutineer,—the next tree ! The poor monster 's my subject and he shall not suffer indignity.
Cal. I thank my noble lord. Wilt thou be pleased to hearken once again to the suit I made to thee?
Ste. Marry, will I : kneel and repeat it; I will stand, and so shall Trinculo.
Enter ARIEL, invisible.
Cal. As I told thee before, I am subject to a tyrant, a sorcerer, that by his cunning hath cheated me of the island.
Ari. Thou liest.
Cal. Thou liest, thou jesting monkey, thou: I would my valiant master would destroy thee ! I do not lie.
Ste. Trinculo, if you trouble him any more in's tale, by this hand, I will supplant some of
Trin. Why, I said nothing.
Cal. I say, by sorcery he got this isle ;
Ste. That's most certain.
Ste. How now shall this be compassed? Canst thou bring me to the party ? Cal. Yea, yea, my lord : I'll yield him thee
Ari. Thou liest; thou canst not.
Ste. Trinculo, run into no further danger : interrupt the monster one word further, and, by this hand, I'll turn my mercy out o' doors and make a stock-fish of thee.
Trin. Why, what did I? I did nothing. I'll 80 go farther off.
Ste. Didst thou not say he lied ?
Ste. Do I so ? take thou that. [Beats Trin.]
Trin. I did not give the lie. Out o' your wits and hearing too? A pox o'your bottle! this can sack and drinking do.
A murrain on your monster, and the devil take your fingers !
Cal. Ha, ha, ha!
Ste. Now, forward with your tale. Prithee, stand farther off.
Cal. Beat him enough : after a little time
Stand farther. Come, proceed. Cal. Why, as I told thee, 'tis a custom with him, 75. quick freshes, springs of 79. make a stock-fish of thee,
i.e. beat thee, like dried cod.
l'th' afternoon to sleep: there thou mayst brain
Is it so brave a lass ?
Ste. Monster, I will kill this man: his daughter and I will be king and queen,
-save our graces and Trinculo and thyself shall be viceroys. Dost thou like the plot, Trinculo ?
Ste. Give me thy hand: I am sorry I beat thee ; but, while thou livest, keep a good tongue 120 in thy head.
Cal. Within this half hour will he be asleep:
Ay, on mine honour.
99. wezand, windpipe.
105. he'll deck withal. i.e deck the house with.
Let us be jocund: will you troll the catch
Ste. At thy request, monster, I will do reason, any reason. Come on, Trinculo, let us sing. [Sings.
Flout 'em and scout 'em
Thought is free.
[Ariel plays the tune on a tabor and pipe. Ste. What is this same ?
Trin. This is the tune of our catch, played by the picture of Nobody.
Ste. If thou beest a man, show thyself in thy likeness : if thou beest a devil, take 't as thou list.
Trin. O, forgive me my sins !
Ste. He that dies pays all debts: I defy thee. 140
Cal. Art thou afeard ?
Cal. Be not afeard ; the isle is full of noises,
Ste. This will prove a brave kingdom to me, where I shall have my music for nothing.
127. while-ere, a short while known. In the print prefixed to ago.
the comedy of Nobody and Some136. the picture of Nobody. body, 1600, “Nobody' is a man Several such pictures' are with only head, arms, and legs